While some publications have said that the Trackhawk is already confirmed, at this point that is only a rumor. News that the Hellcat V8 engine is increasing its pace of production may corroborate those rumors however.
The 6.2-liter Dodge Hellcat V8 has been a huge hit so far in both the Hellcat Charger and Challenger. Both of those models are currently on backorder. Dodge/SRT President and CEO Tim Kuniskis told Automotive News:
And that is after Dodge Hellcat V8 production was increased twice!“We stopped taking all Hellcat orders months ago so that we could catch up to that demand, and then we will launch the 2016s.”
Naturally, FCA wants to put this successful engine in more vehicles and the Jeep Grand Cherokee has been rumored to be the choice vehicle. The Hellcat engine production bump may be a sign that the Trackhawk is coming up for model year 2017.
Given that the Trackhawk would be a somewhat boxy SUV, it may get a speed limiter. After all, driving at 200 mph in a boxy vehicle may not be the safest thing to do. Expect the speed to be limited to something like 175-185 mph.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is quite successful right now, and that can only serve to make FCA believe that an even more powerful Grand Cherokee would also do quite well in the market. In fact, the Trackhawk would be the world's most powerful SUV @ 707 hp, beating out such rivals as the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, Lamborghini Urus and Bentley Bentayga.